On the box: A time of war and peace

2014-08-03 15:00

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Mr Selfridge

BBC Entertainment (DStv Channel 120)

Sunday, 9pm

Popular period drama MrSelfridge has returned for a second season with just 10 episodes.

It’s 1914 when we meet US entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge (played by Jeremy Piven) and business at his world-famous Selfridge & Co department store in Oxford Street, London, is booming.

It’s been five years since he opened the store and rumours of a looming war in Europe are gathering pace. Selfridge prepares his staff for the potential changes ahead, while making sure his profits stay high. If war does arrive, he knows the business must do its bit on the home front and work to keep British morale high.

He is a busy man and feels the pressure now that his wife, Rose, has taken to spending extended periods of time back home in the US with their young daughters.

Even his son is away at school, although he desperately wants to work at his father’s store.

Dark days lie ahead for the business and the nation, but Selfridge is determined to see them out with his trademark flair and passion.

The second episode screens tonight. As the Selfridge staff arrive for work, they have to cross a trade union protest at the staff entrance. Demanding better rights and protection for workers, the protest is stirring up emotions with the staff?–?especially with all the talk of war.

Selfridge reassures staff and the public that he is not going anywhere.

Salesgirl Kitty has the idea of holding a tango demonstration for the staff to thank them for all their hard work. Tango is all the rage, and Delphine’s club has a few tango dancers in residence. Selfridge loves the idea, but also wants to reassure the public by having some sort of celebration of the empire in the store.

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